Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080



Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2014 , Vol 23 , Issue 3
Carotico-Jugular Fistula Following a Shrapnel Injury: Case Report
Funda TOR OCAK, Onur Tolga BADAK, Mahmut ÇETİNOĞLU, Hacı Ali UÇAK, İbrahim ÖZSÖYLER,
1Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Adana Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Adana DOI : 10.9739/uvcd.2013-35437 Traumatic arteriovenous fistulas are rarely seen at the head and neck region. The trau- matic arteriovenous fistula may be caused by gunshot, penetrating or iatrogenic injuries. Gunshot injuries are occasionally seen in the developed and developing countries, moreover, frequency of the explosion injuries increased due to rising terrorism. Shrapnel injuries are the most important cause of death in the explosion injuries. Traumatic arteriovenous fistula may be treated by surgery or by an endovascular way. Here, we presented a case who had surgery due to a carotico-jugular ar- teriavenous fistula appeared following a shrapnel injury. Keywords : Carotid artery injuries; jugular vein; gunshot injury
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